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Tech City Fellowship

Fundraising for the Tech City Fellowship, for Centre For Innovation In Voluntary Action because we need to support more local top tech talent.

20 %
raised of £25,000 target
by 2 supporters

Centre For Innovation In Voluntary Action

It promotes new ideas in voluntary action, focussing on user involvement, social entrepreneurship and young people changing the world.

Charity Registration No. 1122095


East London’s Tech City is the largest hub for technology in Europe, but the tech sector is short of the talent it requires. At the same time, London’s communities surrounding Tech City are amongst the poorest in the country.

The Tech City Fellowship will fund young people from London’s poorer communities through a coding boot camp - the fastest, most direct route into work in Tech City. Within 6 months, young people going through the scheme can be earning a starting salary of £32k.

This is how the course works.

We are looking for investors to finance the loan scheme, and for donors to help support the running of the Fellowship.

Please give what you can here, or contact us to discuss your donation. You can find out more about the fellowship here.

Read about the very first Fellow Simon Legg, currently on the Makers Academy course on his blog

Simon's place was funded by donations from Kommol, Foundation Talent, Stott & May, Google, AAG and ProFinda. Join these and help to make the next Fellowship place possible!

The Fellowship Fund is managed by CIVA and loans will be managed by

Once they have been in a job for 6 months, Fellows will start paying back their loan. So the fund recycles and continues to help other young people over time.

We are aiming to raise an initial £25,000, which will enable us to fund 3 more Fellows to begin with.

Learn more:

A donation of £8k will finance one Fellow through the course. A donation of £2.5k and above will help pay part of a Fellow's fee. Donations of any size are welcome. 

Investors contributing to the Fund will be given Gold Status on the Fellowship website. Donors giving £8k and above will be given Silver Status. Donors giving £2.5k and above will be given Bronze Status. All other donors will be name checked on the site. 

The Tech City Fellowship is collaboration between Makers Academy, wearedotdotdot, Student Funder and ProFinda to give more young Londoners access to training and jobs in Tech City. 





Fundraising team